Campaign Promises

Ask a leftist, and one of the first things they’ll say is that they don’t like Republicans and Conservatives (generally, they’re too uninformed to realize that Conservatives and Republicans, aren’t necessarily, the same people), due to their alleged propensity for criticizing and not offering solutions.  Alright, once again, I’m going to go into what I, as the Republican or Conservative Party candidate would run on, against both Romney and Obama:

The Constitution:  Under my administration, the Constitution would be returned to it’s rightful place:  the rule of Law. The Law of the Land.  No bill that crosses my desk without Constitutional justification written into it would be signed. Period.

The Economy:  Departure from the Constitution takes the lion’s share of blame for the economic mess this country is in, right now.  First order of business is the elimination of every un-Constitutional organization, bureau, commission, board, etc. that the US is funding.  There are a LOT to get rid of, as you can see.

Special targets include NPR, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and the EPA.  The federal government does not have the enumerated power to indulge in public radio or television, and those assets should be auctioned off, immediately, and all employees discharged.  The EPA (the bastard child of RINO Richard Nixon) is also just as un-Constitutional.  States are sovereign, and their environments are theirs to control, not the property of Washington bureaucrats with un-Constitutional regulatory power.  The People of Michigan should, through their Department of Natural Resources, control Michigan’s environmental laws, rules and regulations, just as Ohio should control their’s, Texas theirs, etc.  Every rule and regulation issued by that body should be nullified, immediately.

Taxation should be reduced to what is Constitutional.  The federal government, through Congress, has the power to tax, which, according to the Constitution is enumerated as the following:

Article 1, Section 8: 

“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.”

“No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.

No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.”

The tax system would have to be rebooted to reboot the economy.  Income tax would have to be eliminated, as other taxes that are connected to unfunded liabilities would be, as the organizations responsible for them would be dissolved.  Instead, I would impose a capitation (or “direct”) tax.  

[Representatives an direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.] -United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 2, paragraph 3

This means the States would be responsible for providing taxes, based on percentage of national population.

CA:  11.91%

TX:  8.04%

NY:  6.19%

FL:  6.01%

Et. Cetera.

So, the citizens of the left coast (California) would be responsible for paying 11.91% of the direct tax, while the People of Texas would be responsible for paying 8.04%.  Whatever that 11.91% would be would be divided up among each individual.  That percentage would be of the annual budget (which would be necessarily reduced, thanks to the dissolution of all unnecessary, un-Constitutional programs that are taxpayer funded).  The proportionality of this would mean lesser populated states like Wyoming (with only .18% of the national population) would pay lower federal taxes (amounting to .18%).  This would be administered as a flat tax, that I envision at 7%.  So, 7% of your pay would be the individual’s responsibility toward the capitation/direct taxation, with anything over 7% being returned, annually.  The unfair, un-American graduated tax system would have to be eliminated as the socialist/communist invention it is.  On the paycheck, this would be the new federal income tax, or FICA.

Then, there would be the excise tax.  A 2% tax would be put on goods and services, not including food (unless its from a restaurant, or similar outlet) and pharmaceuticals.  This means the federal tax on fuel would be drastically reduced, for instance.  While this would increase prices, the fact that people are being taxed only 7% should make it far easier to absorb those costs.

While the tax code would be stripped down, there would still be deductions possible.  Individuals would benefit in such ways as deducting medical expenses.  If you pay anything into your medical benefits, be they privately purchased or group plans, you can write off around 45% of these expenses on your federal taxes.  The States would be encouraged to offer the same deduction.  This would include medicines, medical devices, paying for benefits plans, co-pay, glasses, dental work, etc.  Businesses that contribute to employees’ benefits could similarly write off incurred expenses, allowing them to remain more financially solvent, and keeping the option of offering benefits financially viable.  When selling a house, if that house remains unsold by the time of tax filing, 30% of that can be written off.

Businesses, like individuals, would be subjected to the flattened 7% tax rate, whereas in the present day, under the Obama Regime, they can pay 5X that, or more.  With more of their own money retained, they will be free to expand.  With expansion can come increased demand for a workforce.  This means a potential, and probable, hiring boom, and possible record job creation by the private sector.  With increased demand for employees, there will come an increased demand for materials, which will make increased business for other businesses (suppliers).  Profits will rise, resulting in greater returns for shareholders, and with the elimination of such things as capital gains taxes, there will be further incentive for investment in American business.  This would also be utilized to lure foreign business to the United States.  No other nation would charge a corporation a flat 7% tax rate.  This would further erode the American jobless rate, which Obama has done nothing but exacerbate.  Perhaps, this would also lead to an increase in immigration.  Immigrants living on American soil would also be required to pay taxes (capitation), as well as the excise taxation through purchases of goods and services.

The IRS would be radically broken down.  In individual states, appropriate tax firms would be allowed to bid on renewable contracts, in order to take on some of the IRS’ collection and resolution duties.  The remaining body of government employed IRS agents would be drastically reduced in number.

With the drastic changes in tax structure, in conjunction to responsible spending on only Constitutional items, the economy would be fast-tracked to recovery, though possibly at the expense of other nations’ economies.  In accordance to the Laffer Curve:

…workers will see that the tax structure that broke down their pay, previously, can work overtime, now, and not have to worry about not getting their money’s worth for the labor.  Furthermore, they will get the gratification of being secure in their possessions (their money, the fruit of their labor), in accordance with their Constitutional Right, as guaranteed by the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution.  I will also not forget to overturn un-Constitutional laws that prevent churches from engaging in their right to free speech, on penalty of revoking their 501C3 status.

The Founding Fathers meant for the economy to grow, not the government.


~ by Virus-X REPUBLIC COMMANDO on July 17, 2012.

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